cheek

[ cheek ]
/ tʃik /

noun

Idioms for cheek

    cheek by jowl, in close intimacy; side by side: a row of houses cheek by jowl.
    (with) tongue in cheek. tongue(def 37).

Origin of cheek

before 900; Middle English cheke, Old English cē(a)ce; akin to Dutch kaak, Middle Low German kake

OTHER WORDS FROM cheek

cheek·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cheek

cheek
/ (tʃiːk) /

noun

verb

(tr) informal to speak or behave disrespectfully to; act impudently towards

Derived forms of cheek

cheekless, adjective

Word Origin for cheek

Old English ceace; related to Middle Low German kāke, Dutch kaak
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Medicine definitions for cheek

cheek
[ chēk ]

n.

The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
Either of the buttocks.
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Idioms and Phrases with cheek

cheek

In addition to the idiom beginning with cheek

  • cheek by jowl

also see:

  • tongue in cheek
  • turn the other cheek
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